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Masters in Trauma Sciences

Trauma is one of the world’s biggest killers and is responsible for the loss of more life-years than any other disease. All countries developed and developing recognise the importance of trauma to their health care systems. Many countries are actively pursuing rationalization and specialization programmes.

Masters in Trauma Sciences (Military and Humanitarian)

War is predicted to be the sixth leading cause of death by 2020 and humanitarian disasters are rife across the world. Opportunities for the training of military trauma care specialists are extremely limited. With global disasters, humanitarian crises and mass casualty events on the rise, the importance of specialist training in the science and management of these events is increasingly important.  

Masters in Orthopaedic Trauma Science

The largest growth area for jobs in orthopaedics has been in trauma over recent years. This course is tailored to meet the needs of international graduates from all healthcare and health sciences backgrounds including surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses, operating department staff, allied health professionals and those with a specialist interest in orthopaedic trauma education and training. 

Masters in Emergency and Resuscitation Medicine

Resuscitation is a rapidly evolving area of medicine that crosses the boundaries of emergency medicine, intensive care medicine, anaesthesia and acute medicine. Early recognition of critical illness and resuscitation saves lives and reduces suffering for patients. This MSc provides an opportunity for students with medical, nursing and paramedic backgrounds to develop skills in this area under the guidance of an international faculty. 

London Summer Session

First year students on the MSc Trauma Sciences and MSc Orthopaedic Trauma Science programmes have the option of further developing their knowledge, technical skills and professionalism by attending our unique 2 week residential London Summer Session.

The London Summer Session incorporates simulated scenario training to complement students’ didactic learning and provide a solid grounding in the core clinical functions required to manage seriously injured patients.

Students can engage in workshops with the London’s Air Ambulance and the Royal College of Surgeons as well as hear from leaders in the UK trauma field.  A huge range of topics is covered including war surgery, orthopaedic injury management, traumatic arrest and thoracotomy, rehabilitation and more.  You can download the schedule for the 2018 Summer Session here.

The 2019 London Summer Session runs from 19 August to 30 August.

How to Apply

You can apply for these courses on-line:

MSc Trauma Sciences

MSc Trauma Sciences (Military and Humanitarian)

MSc Orthopaedic Trauma Sciences

MSc Emergency and Resuscitation Medicine

The deadline for 2019/2020 MSc applications is Saturday 31st August 2019. 

C4TS Scholarship

The C4TS scholarship is open to applicants applying for the MSc Trauma Sciences or MSc Trauma Sciences (Military and Humanitarian) programmes with all the following criteria:

  1. The applicant must be a citizen of a low or middle income country as defined by the World Bank (includes lower-middle and upper‑middle countries)
  2. The applicant must work full time in a low or middle income country
  3. The applicant must meet all MSc entry requirements of Queen Mary University of London
  4. The applicant should submit a 1000 word essay on the burden of trauma in their own region and or country and the systems of care for managing injured patients
  5. The applicant should submit a 500 word essay on how the MSc will help their education, career and injured patients in their institution or region

Essays and any enquiries can be submitted to

The deadline for scholarship applications is 1st August 2019.

MSc Leads

Professor Susan Brundage MD, MPH, FACS(Professor of Trauma Education)

Director - International Masters in Trauma Sciences Suite of Programmes

Post Graduate Education Lead - The Blizard Institute, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Centre for Trauma Sciences  - Queen Mary University of London 


Mr Kash Akhtar MBBS, BSc, MEd FRSA FRCS (Tr & Orth)(Senior Clinical Academic Lecturer)

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, Barts Health NHS Trust, London.

Senior Clinical Academic Lecturer & Course Director MSc Orthopaedic Trauma Sciences,

The Blizard Institute, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Centre for Trauma Sciences  - Queen Mary University of London 


Trauma Masters - World First

C4TS is the only institution in the world to offer distance learning post-graduate courses in trauma sciences.

Student Quotes

“The most inspirational and educational experience ever! Thanks to the faculty for making it real!” – Francesca

"As a critical care nurse and lecturer...this course enabled me to deliver a higher standard of trauma care" -  Dean

“Thanks for the educational (and entertaining!) experience during the summer school. I think enthusiastic and dedicated people surround the MSc, so having a good time in London was inevitable!” – Ingrid

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